For the last couple of days, I've been trying to write a new scene for my pilotsbigbang
fic. I decided (rather suddenly, with no prompting from my beta or anyone else) that this particular scene needed to exist. Sort of worked out what I wanted to say with it ("sort of" being the operative phrase) and when it ought to take place. And then proceeded to spend most of my time staring at the Word document.
I have this problem, and I'd be curious to know if other writers on my flist get this too, where I find it very difficult to write new material for a story that feels 'finished' (you know, there's lots of revision to be done but I've got the beginning, middle, and end). Like, when I was writing the first draft of the story, I wrote furiously for weeks (months, even). This story consumed my brain. And then I finished it, and floundered around for a bit before I found a new project.
Now I can't get that energy back. Frak. I'm at that 'just write something and worry about the quality later' stage, but it's frustrating.
One thing that has helped, actually, is listening to The Symphony of Science
. They're videos/songs made with clips from, like, science movies/presentations/whatever and autotune. That may not sound good, but I found them quite stunning--visually, lyrically, and musically. My favorites so far are "We Are All Connected" and "Our Place in the Cosmos." They're beautiful in this really odd, almost haunting way. And I find them to be very good writing music. If I didn't already have a title for pilotsbigbang, I probably would have snerched something from the 'lyrics' to one of these. So you should all be grateful I didn't discover this website a couple of months ago, or you might have found yourself reading "We Are Made of Star Stuff" or "The Brink of the Known" or some other equally pretentious title. Actually, that last one's not so bad...
What else do I have to complain about? Well, this isn't such a point of frustration as the last, but radio_silent
and I are planning to start a blog where we post reviews and stuff of all the television we consume. Perhaps on tumblr? Not sure. We want something with a fandom presence but more officious-looking than LJ. Like, something I would actually show people I know. I know some of my flisters are on tumblr...any thoughts? We'd be posting mostly essays (with pictures probably) and I'm not sure if tumblr's the right place for that, since most of the blogs I read there are multi-media/graphics-based.
The other problem is we can't think of a name. Need something snappy, geeky, preferably meta, or perhaps containing a pun. Bah. When we do get this figured out, I'll post a link.( Days 22 & 23 )